35 Burst results for "DNC"
Kyle Seraphin: FBI Waited a Year to Investigate Jan. 6 Bomber
"The first one was a story yesterday I was making the rounds I was going to get to it on my show unfortunately I didn't It was a story about a whistleblower and the January 6th bomber case And the whistleblower has told someone in the media that apparently the FBI the Washington field office specifically he took a year to open up a case on this alleged bomber who was alleged to have planted bombs in front of the DNC and the RNC that day before the January 6th incident there Well what would take so long to do that I mean I thought this was a big national security case I mean the insurrection and all that stuff They seem to be really interested in everyone else who showed up on January 6th What are your thoughts on that Well I mean it's pretty troubling So you may already know this but I was assigned to Washington field office on January 6th 2021 And I was there for a few more months until I left That was full 5 years of being there And at that time I was assigned to a surveillance squad in the second or maybe the third week of January My team was put on a potential subject of the pipe bomber case and we followed him for maybe a week and a half and change And then we were pulled from that assignment which we were told was a high priority assignment at the time to go and sit in our office and re January 6 leads that came in from the dregs of society that got forwarded over from West Virginia at what's called end talk And so I was always shocked by that I reached out to my buddies recently to find out if that ever got you know if they ever got retasked to that assignment and they didn't And so I'm wondering if they just dropped the ball so dramatically for a nefarious purpose or for incompetence but either way it's bizarre because that was the most terrorist like activity that we saw on that day And that was the thing that I'd be the most concerned about just as a regular citizen let alone being a law enforcement professional
"dnc" Discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"Right? You no longer have to take the LSAT to get into law school. They just announced that. So my point in saying all that is that this is a broader campaign in the sense that TikTok, I think, is sort of an arrow, the tip of the spear, you know, one of the arrows in the quiver that the Chinese Communist Party is using to undermine the social fabric, but it's not the only one. And frankly, you know, the Chinese Communist Party has great allies in this quest right here on shore in the United States, right? Obviously, the Chinese Communist Party doesn't necessarily need to drum up some of this radical gender ideology stuff, this radical transgenderism. It's already here, but they've just made the application as you said in a way that delivers a dopamine hit that is so profound. And so intense, you know, I mean, they track your biometric identity. They track your facial expressions to show you videos that you are more likely to react to positively to get you to, as someone said. So people need to understand. Digital sentinel. Your children's eye movement and facial expression is being tracked by an app that is run by the Communist Party of China. You need to internalize this. Maybe it's too hot to answer this question, but my curiosity is why are they so much better, not just at filtering stuff, but it understanding what is the most depraved and degraded when it comes to our version. Do they are they hiring? Is it like Twitter before mask? Are they hiring white woke leftist to run TikTok? Or is it that the Chinese officials running the U.S. version are more sophisticated than the propagandists back in Beijing? Do you know, is there a personnel difference? Well, it's interesting you bring up personnel at TikTok because I think the answer to your question is that they're doing both. TikTok has been reported and it is confirmed that in their hiring processes, they grant preferential treatment to Chinese Communist Party members because a lot of the operations that TikTok runs are based out of ByteDance, which is their Beijing based headquarters. So you could read I believe I've done the reporting on it, but a lot of the high level executives at TikTok are actually not just members of the Chinese Communist Party, but in some cases, former Chinese Communist Party diplomats, former Chinese Communist Party officials. So they're definitely is in terms of the concept that personnel is policy. The Chinese Communist Party is very heavily represented. Therefore, they can implement this sort of unrestricted warfare tactic that we're talking about. But in terms of the American side of things, I mean, it would be my best guess that there are obviously far left employees there, but I think in terms of the content moderation side of things, which I just actually had two stories on war room talking about this, they seem to be plucking people from democratic politics and specifically the Democratic Party like I was saying before, the person who, according to their LinkedIn and their position summary, that's running this sort of censorship operation on quote unquote misinformation, but particularly election content is an alum of the Biden campaign in 2020. Believe it or not, Kamala Harris, former tech adviser for when she was an AG and California, he is actually now working with TikTok. He's an employee leading their trust and safety team. Again, working on misinformation. So it's just an interesting kind of overlap and revolving door and collusion between the DNC CCP. It's foreign collusion at its finest. Working on misinformation, not in the way they say they're working on it, working on it in the other way. It's been very remiss of.
Why Is TikTok SO Pernicious? Natalie Winters Weighs In
"Chinese art of propaganda on the official side isn't very sophisticated. And then when you look at TikTok and my gosh, it's so it's so powerful. The short videos, the dopamine hit, that 12 year old girl gets from seeing that quote unquote, affirmation of transgender top surgery. Can you explain to me why TikTok is so more efficacious than the Chinese state propaganda usually is, is it who they hired? Is it the matier? Is it the medium? Have you identified why this one is so good and so pernicious. Well, I think the best way to answer that question is comparing the different forms of the application that they have in China and the United States. So there's the same TikTok app that's available in China, but if you look at what they censor on there, there is absolutely none of this transgender content. None of the crazy abortion stuff. None of the far left radical subversive ideologies that really threaten the values that we cherish in this country, the entire social order. There's none of that. It's basically as you're saying, this more sort of in your face, almost laughable, funny, Chinese Communist Party propaganda. Whereas the sensors and on American TikTok sort of seem to just have their hands off the sensor button. Anything unless it's disputing the election results seems to go. So I think within that, you can sort of tease out, which again, I think, is a central thesis, at least in my worldview, and yours too. And then the Chinese Communist Party admits to it if you read any of their work, whether it's unrestricted warfare, unconventional warfare, but it's really about sort of weaponizing these social issues because
Natalie Winters Describes the Dangers of TikTok
"Can you talk to us about why TikTok is such a problem? And who it really answers to? Of course. So I think the first angle of attack in the early days of TikTok was that it was being used to spread pro Beijing propaganda in the United States. In other words, this app whose parent company ByteDance is effectively a state owned enterprise in China. It's former CEO member of the Chinese Communist Party. He's pledged to use his companies and apps to quote promote socialist core values. You can read there's a whole letter where he goes on to say that he will use all of his apps to basically promote devotion to the Chinese Communist Party. But people were concerned that TikTok was going to be used to sort of shape the narrative in the United States about China, much like China has paid for advertisements and essentially paid for favorable coverage in a lot of mainstream media outlets, but I think the second iteration of that, the next step, and that the logical conclusion, which is what we're getting to now and really, really is the, I think, more potent angle in terms of the threat that TikTok poses is its ability to alter discourse in the United States about every other subject except China. And what I mean by that is that you see TikTok, especially with young voters now, really being a breeding ground for a lot of just far left, I would just call it degenerate content, whether it's really, really just offensively pro abortion content offensive, gender stuff, just it really is being used to push a far left social agenda. And I think that this sort of dovetails with a lot of what I've talked about in the past, the reporting that I've discussed on your show, which is obviously China's unrestricted warfare in the sense that they want to subvert the United States, take out the United States from within. And of course, advancing these Marxist concepts of gender identity. Subversive ideologies when it comes to whether it's family units or abortion, that's definitely part of it.
Natalie Winters on the FTX Scam and Collapse
"Step back a bit because again, second biggest fund at the Democrat cause is 44 million, but that's just a drop in the ocean of all the other things he was involved with and along with his brother and everything else. The announcement of the collapse was delayed because of the midterms clearly. But why did this collapse? To me, it seems as if this is a classic Ponzi scheme. This is like the bird he made off. It was a sham. It was a scam. And at some point, not only was he taking funds out from his investors accounts to pay for himself, he was robbing Peter to pay Paul. So at some point, this just became a complete House of Cards, did it not Natalie? No, I think you're totally right and that it was a scam from the get go. And I think, you know, I'm not necessarily an economics expert, but I think when you look at it through the lens of the lack of regulation and the political side of it, I think that coming from the hill coming from The White House, there wasn't really any sense of fear from the FTX side of things that they were going to be held accountable or penalized for their actions and frankly, I think maybe that's why they were donating. So heavily to these candidates in the first place, sort of trying to buy immunity and keep in mind it wasn't just that they were donating to Democrats too if you go through The Washington Post as a chart of the largest donors throughout this midterm election cycle and a guy by the name of, I believe it's Ryan salami or Salim, but he was another FTX high ranking executive, but he was also donating. I believe the number was about $9 million. To Kevin McCarthy and some of his affiliated packs back in McCarthy packs. So again, I think when you see kind of going after both sides of the aisle, to me, it sort of seems like they were trying to buy immunity
The Link Between the DNC and FTX With Natalie Winters
"Published numerous articles on this topic on the FDX scandal. Your expertise in the past for us has been on COVID. What's going on in China? We're going to discuss all that and more. Please follow this lady right now. Natalie winters on Twitter. So let's begin at the beginning. I'm a complete neophyte, I'm a skeptic Bitcoin is all a big con, although I do like, you know, a financial system or a carrier of worth. It is independent of the fed and other government influences. But give us the basics. Let's start at the beginning. Who is Caroline Ellison? And who is this Sam bankman of freed? What do we need to know about FTX? Because they had their own currency, but this is also a kind of aggregator of other Bitcoin investments. But you give us the one O one, please. Sure. I too am a luddite in the sense that I think cryptocurrency is a scam and it always has been in this whole FTX incident is just the latest example of that, but there's really interesting political ramifications really worldwide that you can sort of tease out from the unraveling of FTX. So I think most people know Sam bankman freed. I think that interview you just played of Caroline Allison is probably a close runner up to some of the more awkward interviews that SBS has given. But Sam bankman freed really became one of the leading donors to the Democratic Party during the 2020 campaign. Of course, in the midterms. And other second biggest off the George Soros, correct? $40 million. But also other, I know you know that I talk a lot about COVID and the Chinese Communist Party. They're also links with FTX there as well. But sandbank has also been sort of bankrolling using his billions of dollars to fund different advocacy groups that aren't even necessarily political expenditures in a campaign sense, but his brother. Lots of conservative ones I'm sure like Second Amendment pro life organizations. Right, Natalie. Oh, of course. Yeah, no, not quite. One of my favorite ones, because again, as Steve always says on board, there are no conspiracies only coincidences. But Sam bankman freed's brother was actually appointed to run a group called guarding against pandemics where they deployed hundreds of thousands of dollars to run ads to help Joe Biden pass pandemic legislation, but before I get into the weeds on that, all of that to say that SPF is a major power player within the kind of ecosystem of democratic campaign financing, but it's more than just that $40 million sum that was deployed in the most recent midterm election.
Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing Return to Discuss the 2022 Midterms
"This little clip from our body. One of the few good people left at Fox, Jesse waters. So what's going on here? Elections used to be decided on election night. American Idol can handle millions of votes in a commercial break, but it takes Arizona, Nevada a week. None of it makes sense because they don't want the system to make sense. The longer some of these races drag out for, the better it is for Democrats. Because they've created a system centered around ballots, not votes. It's not about winning your vote anymore. It's not about persuading you. It's about flooding the state with as many ballots as possible and getting them filled out Democrat. So here's my thesis. And the title of the article was the 2022 anti election. Because it wasn't an election. We didn't go to the polls and then choose the candidate we thought was best. Basically, one side mobilized ballot collection for weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks, and if you look at Pennsylvania, 50 days of voting, half of the votes were cast before federman debates, Doctor Oz, so that's an election. It's simply the mechanics of collecting lots of pieces of paper, having them filled out. So my contention is an I don't know if it's bad of me to say this, whether it's undemocratic of me or against Republican values, our job is to out organize the Democrats. If we can't, if they have gone for 50 days of voting and mail out ballots, well, we just have to be better at that game. No, but let me point something out to you. What political party was the governor of Arizona for the last four years? Well, I know, because when Joe and I worked after the 2020 election. When I meet Dillon on the show on Wednesday after the election and she's in Arizona and the RNC warham and she's trying to explain to me how the GOP ran out of printer cartridges on election day and I assure you something the DNC wouldn't run out of cartridges to print ballots for their voters on election day, right, Joe. No question about it. We were out organized outspent out harvested out ballot collecting. I mean, the GOP has to completely redo its model because of mail out batting balloting. Which agreed to. Probably can't fix, right? We can't fix the law. We can't return to one day voting. Once it's the law, it's the law. And the
Democrats Are Already Creating Confusion in Pennsylvania
"Of the DNC and the Hillary campaign and now the Democrat party It is in Pennsylvania already trying to create confusion and anarchy In a state that can't seem to get attacked together That's something we need to keep in mind We've had all these top courts rule that when you vote in Pennsylvania actually have to follow the voting rules And the voting rules are among other things if you're going to vote absentee or mail in you put your ballot in an envelope and you date the envelope correctly and you sign it That's been the law in Pennsylvania forever Even the democratic controlled Supreme Court now even the Democrat controlled Supreme Court has ruled The laws the law And there was a good reason for putting that in place in Pennsylvania They did it as one of the steps one of the measures to prevent fraud You know when you take out a loan you go to a notary you either follow the rules do you have an actually executed the document properly It's no different than voting and it really is precious to hear leftists talk about how complicated this is for their voters Because how they talk about their voters is being stupid
Darren Beattie: FBI Allegedly Tampered With Footage on Jan. 6 Bomber
"So let's get right to it Darren We covered this over probably an hour on yesterday's radio show and at least a half an hour on the podcast So the January 6 case as you well know only you and Julie Kelly seem to be doing anything about this We were told it was an insurrection worst thing since 9 11 We've heard all the hyperbole And yet there's this bomber out there who was supposed to have a left a bomb in front of the DNC and RNC and yet it's weird we don't hear anything about it yet as you indicate in the peace the FBI has 39,000 video files Why are we not hearing about it And why haven't we seen that video You know that's a great question because we consider the larger context they've been trying to shove this narrative down our throat that January 6th is the biggest terrorist event since 9 11 It's worse than 9 11 and so forth and so on And arguably the only or the most quote unquote terrorist like element of the January 6th story are these explosive devices that were planted at the RNC and DNC respectively And there's basically zero interest in finding out who this person is The FBI released surveillance footage allegedly of this pipe bomber but as revolver news showed in our last piece on the pipe bomb they're deliberately withholding critical footage of the actual money shot That is the case of the type armor actually planting the bomb Why did they withhold that image Which you mentioned We showed that there's a very very strong chance a very high probability that not only did they withhold critical footage but they tampered with the footage that they actually released Specifically they artificially reduced the frame rate of the surveillance footage in order to make it more difficult really next to impossible to identify who this person is
Darren Beattie: The Timing of the Jan. 6 Bomb at RNC
"Darren Kamala Harris who at the time was the vice president elect In January 5th January 6th that time period right there this is a big deal This is the day they're going to count the votes right The Electoral College votes Kamala Harris went to the DNC So if there's video of a bomber placing a live explosive device there like we were told early on then how is it that EOD the explosive teams and the canine units which unquestionably would have unquestionably would have swept the location How come they didn't find it Well that's a great question And you're pointing at one of the many many mysteries It just doesn't add up about the pipe bombs First of all the RNC bomb which is the one that was found under very bizarre circumstances a random pedestrian founded at 1240 with exactly 20 minutes left on the dial So that conveys the precise impression that it was set to go off at one which is when the official certification proceeding was meant to begin So if that random pedestrian hadn't randomly found it at any other minute it wouldn't have given that exact impression Furthermore it was almost precisely timed to the initial assault on the west perimeter of the capitol In fact the capitol police responded to the initial assault one minute the capital police responded to the pipe bomb call one minute before the assaults on the perimeter So the time it was so precisely aligned that the head of the casual police side the pythons must have been there for a diversion The only thing is the diversion could only have worked if someone discovered the RNC bomb exactly when they did and perhaps even more importantly it could have only worked if someone did not find the DNC bomb prematurely Remember these bonds were allegedly planted the evening before
Darren Beattie: The Placement of the DNC Bomb on Jan. 6
"So unlike the RNC bomb which was sort of on a back alley behind a trash can not the likely one that would have been found The DNC bomb was planted very conspicuously right by the leg of a park bench right by the entrance and parking garage to the DNC This is right out in the open So we're supposed to believe that for like 17 hours no one found it no motorists driving by None of the pedestrians on a high foot traffic day on January 6th site The DNC physical security guard by the way a DNC invested in physical security regularly stationed 8 feet away from where the pipe bomb was planted So that physical security guard missed it And now the Secret Service of the United States missed it in a sweep which on their on the record as having conducted by the exits entrances and parking garage This is less than 8 feet away from where the pipe bomb was planted So all these people managed to miss the bomb and sure enough the FBI is withholding the critical footage of the bomber actually planting the bomb at the DNC when they say he did it And now we see that they very likely further tampered with the footage that they did release to make it that much more difficult to identify who this person is
Darren Beattie: Impossible Not to Have Spotted Jan. 6 DNC Bomber
"I've written many pieces on this in the past that there are multiple camera angles in front of the DNC and there is a money shot where the alleged bomber walks right by one of the cameras Now Darren you're a reporter I was a former investigator If you wanted to identify this subject and wanted the public's help then the most logical thing to do is to release the money shot and say here's the perp We haven't seen that yet Why is that Exactly I mean it can sound complicated but it's actually very simple They released footage of the pipe bombers from two different cameras The camera that would have given us a better angle of the bomber actually planting it they didn't release and planting it from that angle They deliberately gave us the angle that we couldn't see the pipe bomber planting it Why I mean and it goes beyond the obvious thing is they're saying they want us to help catch him Why not give us the good angle But even just for propaganda purposes I mean if they have footage of the criminal actually committed the criminal deed why not play that on loop so as to reinforce their desired narrative of a terrorist attack Why would they forgo that incredible propaganda opportunity And furthermore like getting back to the Kamala thing that's suspicious for the same reason The opportunity to present to our events that Kamala Harris the vice president select the first woman of color vice president was narrowly escaped death because she was in the building when the pipe bomb was there Imagine the frenzy that they could have had And yet they decided not to do it instead they covered up the fact she was there for a year
Darren Beattie: The Chain of Command Holding Jan. 6 Bomber Tapes
"The January 6th committee we're talking to Darren Beatty from revolver dot news about a story about the January 6th bomber that continuing mystery here The January 6th committee clearly trying to manipulate the election This is nothing to do with getting to the bottom of anything They found it necessary Darren to play video of senator Josh hawley a Republican running away from their insurrectionists or whatever which is interesting because they said he was colluding with them So why would he be running away from them So they did that to embarrass and humiliate him but you're so right You have the money shot of a bomber trying to take out the first African American black vice president of the United States This is amazing This is like this is incredible You have this incredible opportunity to black Americans should be clear on that And you just blow the opportunity because if it doesn't it makes zero sense Yes It makes zero sense unless there's a major cover up involved And I'm absolutely convinced that there is a cover up And you know what If the regime if the corrupt elements of the Biden regime the national security states military intelligence VHS FBI all of these elements that may have been involved in this operation If they're going to say that we're wrong if they're going to say everything was fined and they have a very very clear way to do that to prove that Release this footage release this footage and when we get in in the midterms we need to demand the chain of custody of that footage because we know it went from the DNC to the FBI to the public Who are the names of the people who are responsible for handling the tape Did they give it to a third party multimedia contractor to edit or do anything with before it was prepared to release to the public
Darren Beattie: The Cheapest Camera Would Still Capture Jan. 6 Bomber
"What is the likelihood that the camera in front of the DNC probably one of the most high threat level locations in a high threat level city in Washington Likelihood is that they were just using a low grade camera that recorded it one frame per second I mean well what's the industry standard Well it's even worse than that in a way because if it were just a matter of cost savings the absolute cheapest piece of crap surveillance camera that's on the market is 8 frames per second The absolute cheapest piece of crap You know in the piece we show that they actually the surveillance industry does studies on this And the 2021 report showed that the percentage of operating surveillance cameras that have a frame rate less than 5 frame per second is 0% And so in order to believe that this is the original footage you don't just have to say that for whatever reason the DNC which has massive budget and has VIPs working there VIPs come in going which exists in one of the most dangerous cities in the country And they're concerned enough about security that they have a physical security guard 8 feet from the pipe bomb site but they just wanted to go cheap and get the absolute worst possible camera they could have That would have given us an 8 frame per second To get a 1.2 frame per second they would have had to not go cheap They would have had probably to spend money to find the one antique store in the country that would carry such a Jurassic age camera that could give that kind of impression
Stephanie Welcomes DNC Chair Jaime Harrison
"Now the fine American who is the head of the Democratic National Committee chairman of Jamie Harrison, good morning, chairman. Good morning, Stephanie. Thank you for having me. I don't know what else to say about a party that the head of their party that is mocking a stroke victim. I don't know what to say anymore about just the level of these candidates and these spokespeople for the Republican Party. Well, listen, you know, ronna has so many challenges. You know, she's never met truth. I don't think it's ever escaped her lips. She testified in front of the January 6th committee to see that her committee that she chairs was intimately involved in terms of trying to overturn our election. That's say it. There is no bottom for the Republican Party, and she embodies it. And so, you know, as we say in the south, bless her heart. The worst swipe you can have in the south.
Sen. Ted Cruz: Previewing New Book 'Justice Corrupted'
"Agree, the topic is immensely important. What we have seen, it started under Barack Obama where he began using the Department of Justice and the FBI and the IRS to target and attack and try to destroy his political enemies. He turned them into weapons and it under Donald Trump, they put hard partisans, they burrowed into the senior career positions at those agencies, and they waged war against president Trump, the deep state fought against him, tried to destroy his administration, tried to destroy him personally every single day of the presidency. And now under Joe Biden, it is fully metastasized. This is the most political Department of Justice we've ever seen. We've seen FBI agents storming the home of president Trump. Right. First time in the history of our country, a former president has had his home searched and raided by the FBI, but Merrick Garland's perfectly happy to send the FBI in to attack their political enemies. We've seen FBI agents storming the homes of pro life activists arriving machine guns drawn arresting them whether children are screaming because this Department of Justice is willing to be the stormtroopers for the DNC. If you're a political enemy of the Democrats, they believe they've got a whole Justice Department and a whole FBI and a whole IRS that is there to come after you and what the book justice corrupted does is it explains exactly how they've done that and explains the origins of where this is coming from. It takes you behind the curtain to understand what's really going on at DoJ and the FBI and how that poses a threat to you and your liberty.
Ron Johnson Makes Case for Reelection in Wisconsin
"Doctor Oz not only won last night, so did senator Ron Johnson Mandela Barnes is more radical than John fetterman. John fetterman lied about all of his previous positions. I wonder if Mandela Barnes is trying the same thing. Ron Johnson joins us now. Good morning, senator. How goes the effort up north? Good morning, Hugh and yes, he is lying about everything. That's all Democrats have, they can't descend 40 year high inflation record gas prices, skyrocketing crime, deadly drugs flowing through our open border. They've got nothing other than lies and character assassination and they have no problem doing it, by the way. So just pointing about our politics is the left has no problem lying through their teeth and of course we have the media amplifying their lives. I've never seen a combined arms campaign of the media of the DNC and democratic candidates fail so miserably, though, senator, because you can't tell people that inflation isn't real and you can't warn them, you can't not warn them about crime. Let's start with crime. Because I understand in Wisconsin, it is a huge issue. It is from 2019 to 2021 statewide murders are up 70%. You may walk the same time frame 93%. We're on phase two have another record number of murders in Milwaukee. Carjackings are way up. And of course, we just witnessed the trial of Christmas prayed murderer that is now in the hands of the jury, hopefully to decide quickly. But of course, that's spilled over me. That was the result of low bail no bail policy. That guy should not have been out on bail. Those 6 people should be alive today. They'll 60 people should not have ever been injured, but that is exactly the kind of policies that the radical left is pushing on society and making society and our neighborhoods far less safe.
AJ Reviews the Clinton 'Suicide' Death List
"I've detailed the Clinton death slash suicide list of people who've been around. Ville and Hillary Clinton. And why don't we just review this? It's been a while, but there was James mcdougall who was Clinton's convicted whitewater partner who died of an apparent heart attack. While in solitary confinement and he was just only a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation, I mean, that could happen. I mean, that could happen. Then there was Mary Mahoney. Who was a former White House? A White House intern. Who's murdered in July of 1970 7 at a Starbucks coffee shop in Georgetown. And the murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment at The White House. Many of you know about Vince foster, the former White House counselor and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock's rose law firm, he died of a gunshot wound to the head, the back of his head, which is a weird way to kill yourself, but either way they call it a suicide. There was Ron Brown, secretary of commerce, and the former DNC chairman, they say he died by intact and a plane crash, and a pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of his skull, resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and he spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. Don't do that.
Julie Kelly: January 6th Pipe Bomber Investigation Remains Silent
"Yeah we've heard nothing about it Again you have been following this case You and maybe Darren Beatty and then that's it I've heard it from almost everyone just cites you two guys in your work That's it Any update if we found the bomber I mean this is a huge insurrection This is the key to the whole thing clearly It was fascinating Dan when the committee walked through the timeline of that afternoon that they intentionally overlooked what really started the panic that day and prompted the evacuation of neighboring nearby house buildings and that was the discovery of these two devices outside the headquarters of the RNC and the DNC just a couple of blocks east of the capital More surprisingly he Dan And this really raises more questions as to why the pipeline hasn't been identified and charged is that Kamala Harris a sitting U.S. senator the incoming vice president disclosed nearly a year later that she was at the DNC headquarters when the explosive device was found Now you and I have talked about this if there was a device there how did the Secret Service miss that on a security sweep Because she was under as the incoming vice president she was a protectee of the Secret Service that day And so I mean it's not just that they were going to blow up buildings and staffers inside You're talking about the incoming vice president was there The committee not only has ignored this in memory holds this so too has the DoJ and FBI We were told there was going to be this big investigation into it that the devices had been detonated that day There's a $100,000 reward for the capture of the pipe bomber I mean it is absolutely cricket out of the committee and DoJ and the media To your point Dan Darren Beatty and I are the only ones who continue to bring this up with your help as well
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"Don't, I don't know if it's a setup or an insanity defense, but obviously this piece is about whether Merrick Garland is going to charge him for one or the other or both. You know, the classified documents and the insurrection in January 6th. What is your feeling on that? Well, they need to check the exhaust system there in Mar-a-Lago because whatever it is, they're delusional. I don't know what's in the air down there, but there's no sanity in terms of what they're trying to do. No, Donald Trump, nobody is doing a do over of the 2020 election. Dude, you lost. Deal with it. You know, I lost my race and you just got to move on, you know? But just deal with it. And it's just, it is really, really sad. And what's even worse is the delusional people, these mega Republicans who are mimicking everything that he says. Yeah. You know, in the end of the day, the Justice Department is now an independent agency. The White House is not pulling their strings, unlike what happened in the Trump administration. And so, you know, their job is justice, following the law and following the constitution. And mayor Marlin is going to do that. You know, some of us wish he would have gone further or done this or done that. But he's going to follow the law. Politics. And that's really what we want our Justice Department to do. Yeah. I have to say, you know, who knows, it's going to be particularly with these news cycles. What it's going to be by the time we get to November, but it certainly appears from all polling that I'm sure you're seeing too, that roe being overturned is nothing less than an earthquake. And I would call it a pink one because as you know, women's registration, even in places like Kansas, through the roof. I mean, you tweeted new abortion bans and restrictions went into effect and states this week, including Texas where doctors who perform abortions can now face up to life in prison. We must hold extreme Republicans accountable for trying to take us backward. I mean, I just think that is, I mean, obviously, you know, the polling Democrats up in the generics all that, but I just think we haven't seen the full effect of this yet, have we? No, I don't think we've seen the full effect. But women are waking up and they're registering to vote at historic numbers. And we've seen in every one of these special elections since the Dobbs decision. And over performance, particularly on the democratic side, as we push back against these extreme maga Republicans, who believe in national abortion ban to believe in, you know, it's just such a slippery slope for them because they got rid of they got rid of roe, and then they said, well, the state should decide. And then as they are going through the states, now they're saying, you know, Mitch McConnell and I'll well, we should have a national abortion ban. Well, I thought you just said the state should decide. Now you want to make it totally. It's a slippery slope, and then you'll see contraception. And then you'll see marriage equality. And you'll see everything else. They are chipping away at the fundamental freedoms of Americans each and every day from our right to vote or our right to be and love who we love, to eventually maybe a right to pray to who we want to pretend. But that is where you see with these mega Republicans. They are extreme, and we can't allow them to get power. And I think the fact that they've gone with a lot of Donald Trump's extreme maga candidates is only good news for us.
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"Don't even know what this latest thing is with Trump, but this is just going to get worse and worse as we review what the damage is right to our intelligence to our national security. I mean, I'm just curious you're taking a piece of Merrick Garland might have two paths to filing charges against Trump. I mean, he keeps committing. We keep finding out about so many new crimes and then you're like, what about the last thing? What about the insurrection? I mean, I don't know how you process as an actual leader that the ex-president of the United States just tweeted that he'd be named the winner of the 2020 election or we have a do over. I just don't, I don't know if it's a setup or an insanity defense, but obviously this piece is about whether Merrick Garland is going to charge him for one or the other or both. You know, the classified documents and the insurrection in January 6th. What is your feeling on that? Well, they need to check the exhaust system there in Mar-a-Lago because whatever it is, they're delusional. I don't know what's in the air down there, but there's no sanity in terms of what they're trying to do. No, Donald Trump, nobody is doing a do over of the 2020 election. Dude, you lost. Deal with it. You know, I lost my race and you just got to move on, you know? But just deal with it. And it's just, it is really, really sad. And what's even worse is the delusional people, these mega Republicans who are mimicking everything that he says. Yeah. You know, in the end of the day, the Justice Department is now an independent agency. The White House is not pulling their strings, unlike what happened in the Trump administration. And so, you know, their job is justice, following the law and following the constitution.
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"The lives of their constituents, they don't do anything, and they try to make them scared about the other. Either it's minorities or the transgender kids or women controlling their own bodies, right? All of that is some here's the boogeyman in the claws that are under the bed and that's all that they have. And the American people are tired of that. You're tired of it. Yes. And they're ready for somebody who's going to fight for them all the time. And about, I believe you tweeted roughly 43 million Americans will benefit from the student relief. I think Republicans know this is wildly popular, and they're just sort of not sure how to, I love that they keep trying this, you know, Democrats are very radical and extreme, and you just said, no matter how hard they try to hide it, maga Republicans are radical and extreme they are attacking our fundamental rights and the American people will not stand for it. Whether it's, you know, these abortion laws are on and on. It is really a fight for freedom. This midterm. It is. Yo, Tim, Tim Scott, I think it was last night. I responded to it this morning. Send out this tweet to Kathy hochul about freedom loving New Yorkers can come down to South Carolina. I was like, what damn South Carolina are you talking about? You're talking about the one day today. They're trying to do a total ban of abortion with no exceptions for rape and incest. Is that the freedom loving South Carolina are you talking about? Are you talking about the one that doesn't give Medicare expansion to hardworking people on the state? I mean, they live in this, you know, they love the words of the constitution and the Declaration of Independence. They love how they sound. But they don't have a damn clue what the words actually mean. Yeah. You know, liberty and justice for all means not just liberty and justice for some of y'all. It means for all of us. Not just a select group. Yeah. You would also tweet a President Biden called out extreme maga Republicans for trying to take us backwards on abortion and threatening to cut social security and Medicare. I have to say, as DNC chair, you must just say keep talking Rick Scott, like the fact that they're outwardly saying we're going to cut social security and Medicare. This is like a dream come true for you before a midterm. Yeah. Isn't it? I mean, he is a nightmare. I called him and Rubio and desantis, the triumvirate of despair down there in Florida. I feel badly for the people of Florida because they have such piss poor leadership. And I know what piss poor leadership is because I live in South Carolina.
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"Hours. It's not your imagination. They're getting happier because it feels like we're getting closer to justice coming. Does it not? And to also a blue tsunami, so we picked the perfect happy hour. Well, justice has been circling the nipple and now it's getting ready to go. Now it's just touch it. It's hard. It could cut glass, touch it. Get your face up in it. Sorry, I don't know. You two need to go. But listen, yes, really. I am getting late. I am not, and I need to. Not enough, apparently. Listen, I was trying to get gracefully into the fact that we have DNC chair, Jamie Harrison, and then you went there, and now, okay, but we are, listen, upstate New York, Kansas, Alaska. Goodbye terrible. Barbie. I'm telling you, DNC chair Jamie Harrison feeling blue tsunami ish as I am. I'm telling you, we are on the move. And Frank, who I agents, not normally funny, but he got close to doing not jokes. He is funny. Not normally, when the FBI knocking, not normally jokes. But brought it. His such a humor is dry, which is my favorite kind of thing. Oh yes, because he's in Arizona and it's like he always has cactuses behind him and his dry sense of humor. Arizona. But it was humor. Perfect, right? Although all the day all this stuff about the FBI came out and blah blah blah. There we are. Thanks for G spot man as I call it. Oh, Stephen. He's a G man to some people to me. You know. No. What? No. Chris started it. Okay. I did not start it. The answer chair, Jamie Harrison. Oh, there he is. Hi,
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"I was just going through. I know this sounds like a press release. However, this really is pretty extraordinary. What President Biden and the Democrats have gotten accomplished? This is just from the news story about the speech. Biden has racked up big wins on longtime democratic goals, including taxing corporations and the ultra wealthy signing into law the biggest climate change bill in history, making huge inroads on reducing drug prices, working to get what is now a massive reduction in gas prices and stabilization of inflation, helping millions of veterans access care for toxin based cancers signing the first major gun control law in decades maintaining an even reducing historically low unemployment while overseeing historic job and wage growth, signing the first major infrastructure Bill in decades getting America's first black woman justice confirmed that the Supreme Court removing the leader of Al-Qaeda strengthening and expanding NATO while supporting Ukraine after Russia attacked the sovereign nation and more. Okay, so thanks for coming on. Good night. Well, and Stephanie, so that's the good on the democratic side. What's the bad on the Republican side? If you take a look at all those bills in the House, the inflation reduction act, the American rescue plan, no Republican voted for those. Infrastructure law, 200 Republicans voted no. The chips and science act, a 187 Republicans voted no. For veterans, a 174 Republicans voted no. Gun safety Bill, a 193 Republicans voted no. Violence against women act 200 Republicans voted no. So the contrast is stark in that Democrats are fighting for regular regular everyday people and the Republicans, if they're special interests aren't stroking a contribution or a campaign check, then they can't vote yes.
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"Anyone across the country can find out how to get involved, how to get organized. How do we take those country back and make sure that we give women back their rights to control their own bodies? You tweeted new navigator survey polling finds 24 point drop in GOP favorability with independence and ten points overall. This is a very significant shift in a short period of time more confirming data that the national landscape is becoming far better for Democrats. You know, I think you like most of us, you more so, just it's incredibly infuriating, just having had the mainstream media and pundits declare for how long now the Democrats have already lost the midterms in a landslide. And again, I don't want to get happy. It's all about turnout, as you know, but in race after race, whether it's Senate race or whether it's democratic enthusiasm polls, that is just not the case, is it that we're looking at it. It's inevitable. And I'm so tired of the pundits who think that they know, but they don't know, because we are in unprecedented times. I know that we've used history and here are the historical trends to determine what happened. But what historical trends can determine what is going on right now. January 6th was like something we have never experienced in this country ever before. And we are finding out more and more information every day on how close we came to a coup, performed by the Republican Party. And so the row ripped away for the first time in 50 years that we have eroded a right of American citizens. And so these are unprecedented times and I think if you try to use what happened in 2002 1004 and to really give you a blueprint of what's going to happen in 2022, you smoke in some powerful stuff. You know, I mean, this is the thing I keep saying. When people you try to talk to people and they go, oh, I don't do politics. I'm apolitical. And I always say, if you don't do politics, politics is going to do you. That's the problem. How do we wake up that half of the country that just doesn't vote? That doesn't pay attention. How do we get to them to how dire our situation really is? I think the responsibility really falls on all of us because listen, we know those people. Many of those people are in our families. Are there a guy coworkers or they're our neighbors? And it's incumbent upon all of us. There's only so much that I can do, right? There's only so much that we can run ads and all because people don't watch TV ads all the time sometimes they record their things and they fast forward through the ads. They throw the mail in the trash can, they, yes, we have to do all of those things because some people do. But the people that we really need to wake up, those are the folks that they are only going to wake up, they're only going to go to the polls when the people that they trust, the people that they love, that means their family members and their friends. Go to them and tell them and help to explain how grave of a situation we are in right now in this country. And we all have that responsibility. Take not only our sales to the polls, but four or 5 of our trusted friends and family members who normally would not go, but to take them to the polls as well.
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"Sorry, we just covered the story of Texas suing the Biden administration. So to allow women to die in abortions. I mean, the federal government is just trying to say to save the life of the mother. We have a duty. And so Texas suing to make sure that what women get to die in Texas. I don't know how else to say it. Listen, you know, I live in South Carolina, I grew up in South Carolina and I couldn't think that you could find a state where you had worse leadership than the leaders that we have in South Carolina and McMaster and Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, but then Texas does it bigger. Yeah. Abbott is a disaster. We all know about cancun Cruz and the walk in disaster that he is in corn and has no backbone. This is a state where the AG to the lieutenant government. Remember the lieutenant governor in this state was when COVID hit was, he was a guy who said, well, we should just sacrifice our seniors. We should just let them die so that we could save the economy. I mean, these people don't care about the people here in Texas. And they don't care about women and women's rights. And we've seen it time and time again, they don't care about voting rights in this state. And that's why it is so needed for a sea change in leadership here. And hopefully with beto at the top of the ticket, we could see that what I've heard my entire life, the sleeping giant, actually. I just heard someone say, and again, you know, his lips to God's ears, but that is sadly a game changer that they really feel like beto, it's beto's time. Liam on Twitter said, I'm sorry. It may sound harsh, but standing around in the hallway while children are shot in the next room is exactly what Republicans have been doing for 40
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"The beliefs that liberals are fundamentally evil, that they must be eliminated, that the should be killed, that they should have people hung in the day of the noose where they go around, you know, that, by the way, was a scenario that came from the guy who wrote the book the Turner diaries. The Timothy McVeigh used to blow up the Oklahoma City building, where they go around and they were going to look for Jews and liberals and whites that supported blacks and hang them from street posts, right? That was part of the plot to kill governor Gretchen Whitmer, plan a was to hang democratic lawmakers out of the out of the windows of the buildings. When they say they bought that scaffold to the capitol as a piece of performance art, I have no doubt they would have hung my pants from it. They would have killed him. And we are at the point where our political opponents here mean us harm. And I don't say this lightly. You guys know you've been hearing me shout for two years now on this, this is a serious situation. You need to buy the book and read it. It's not a talisman. It's not going to protect you. Unless you get the words inside. Yeah, and by the way, Malcolm, all of these Republicans knew, not just the ten that they named, that were directly involved in this yesterday, but one of the most chilling things I remember is Adam Schiff talking about to us is that he said a Republican colleague on January 6th said to him you have to hide. They know who you are. Like you said, anyone they recognize be it pence or Pelosi, you know, Romney. Anybody that they could have recognized, like Adam Schiff. And a Republican colleague knew enough to say, you need to hide. If they see you right. Yo, absolutely amazing. And you know, I was talking to Michael Cohen on his podcast the other day. And I was talking to him about the scenario that Trump was going to come to the capitol and parade down into the well of the house and be appointed dictator. Yeah. And he wanted this. He wanted the Secret Service to take him there so that he could go into that building and take control of American democracy and eliminate it right there to kill it right there in the well of the house. This is dangerous times. He intends to do this. And even worse, if Donald Trump God forbid, you know, where to have one croissant too many at Mar-a-Lago and keel over.
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"I want to take it's a happy hour, but it's a, it's a shouty. If you don't vote after this happy hour, I don't know what to frigging tell you, people. I mean, I mean, this is going to be Jamie Harrison DNC chairman and Malcolm dance offer of author of they want to kill Americans, the malicious terrorists, and deranged ideology of the Trump insurgency. He called everything that was going to happen. He did. On January 6th, before January 6th. I don't know if you remember his first book, the plot to hack America. You know when that came out? Before the 2016 election. Yep. The plot to hack America built by Russia came out before it happened. So he's America's early warning system. He is an Amsterdam. I started listening to the audio version of his book yesterday at the gym, and it scared the crap out of me. Yes. It scared the crap out of him. Yeah. Saying, that's what he should say. The book that scared the shit out of Malcolm dance. By Malcolm Nance. I'm getting my muscles on though. This book scared the shit out of me. Okay. And then chairman Harrison, with an equally dire warning that this is you've got to democracy is on the ballot. You devote time to vote. Right? November. So I don't know what to tell you. You're going to need to drink for this happy hour. I'm just going to tell you now. All right. But enjoy. Hello. Do
"dnc" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Creepy. The killer arm is up like that. Well, some people say she might be adjusting her bra. They're lifting her arms up so her bra straps. I don't think she was doing that. I don't wear a bra, I'm not a woman. And she could have been. She was wearing a sports bra. She was wearing a sports bra and again, I'm not a expert on sports bras, but I don't think that's what she was doing. This was an alpha move that she was doing right before she planted the bomb. This is freaking amazing. It's kind of like this. It's kind of like you're getting ready to buy and making some alpha moves right before this is right before she planted the bomb in front of the DNC. And the DNC bomb was the first one she planted, so she was really getting her adrenaline up. I'm gonna do it now. It's time. This is rubber hits the road. Also a sign of someone who works out. Someone who works out is going to do that a lot more. That's an alpha move that you do right before. I'm going to punch him. I'm going to do it. It's a big move. Could she have been adjusting her bra? Yeah. But if you show another image, as she's bending over, there's two of them, one little further. But you can see the indentations of the bra. So anyone. Again, 99% of people, 99.5% of people on the Internet, not that the Internet says everything, but when so many women and men get to look at videos of a person and they're saying all these idiosyncrasies, this looks like a woman. This looks like a woman. Everyone was saying it. Not that crowd, not that crowds are always right. But there's a certain wisdom of the crowds phenomenon there. Tell me which picture you're Arrow go on your arrow. Okay, down in the lower left. Down in the lower left. Yeah, that one. Hit that. I hit it, but it's taken a little time to open. Feed the rats, man. Yeah, I see, and you can see that you can see the indentation of a bra is right there. And she's bending over. Wow. And actually, see that? Wow. Yeah. Yeah. So that's definitely a woman, Doc. Well, her mannerisms were the her gate was a lot more feminine. Could it have been a gay guy? Yeah, it could have been. It could have been. I put the likelihood of that less than one in 200. This is a woman. Another thing is the peak of her hoodie stood up and it was very resilient to coming down, implying that she had hair up there and maybe not, but it seemed like it was very full. The peak of a hoodie stayed up the whole time. She actually went back to a park. You see that?.
"dnc" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast
"And we'll come up with good solutions like reducing the number of doors in a building and that is how we're going to save his no, it's not. And what they want the American people to do is to forget. They want folks to move on with their lives to forget about the pain to forget about the anguish to forget about the 21 people who lost their lives at 19 kids who lost their lives. Who will never see another birthday who will never get to go to a graduation party? Who will never graduate from college? Who will never get to have their own kids of their own? And that's what they want people to forget. But folks, we can not forget, we can not be silent. We have to constantly remind them that we don't forget this. And this is just not an isolated thing. It's not just the guns, but it's also women's rights to control their own bodies. It's our voting rights. It is a full frontal assault on who we are as a people. And we can't forget and the power that we have is protests are good, but bottom line is folks, these people need to get the hell out of office. And the only way that they get the hell out of office is that we vote them out. The only way to get judges who will actually understand the anguish that American people are going is to get people in office who will appoint judges who will understand that. Yeah. Well, you said, once again, the Senate GOP standing in a way from common sense gun reform to women's rights to voting rights they blocked and obstructed positive change, we must pick up seats in the Senate. You know, I think it was Sheldon whitehouse said the other day, we only actually need like four or 5..
"dnc" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"So this court case is going on with Michael sussman Michael sussman was a lawyer a lawyer working with the DNC and Hillary Clinton and he's a central figure in the collusion hoax Now remember what the central tenant of the collusion hoax was That the DNC the Democrat National Committee was hacked by the Russians right It was leaked to WikiLeaks It was done to embarrass Hillary Clinton The Donald Trump team knew about it they colluded There was a pee pee tape and others Putin had bribery material You know a lot of you we talk about the collusion hoax but a lot of you forget the details of it understandably so because it seems like it happened eons ago right But what would be really fascinating would be if not just that the Russians have no involvement whatsoever in this alpha bank thing and this alleged hacking of the DNC As far as we know the exfiltration component of it at least they may have been trying to hack the DNC But wouldn't it be fascinating if the whole thing was made up by the Democrats the entire time Well in Michael Susan's hearing yesterday hot tip our buddy techno fog the article will be in my newsletter today It's interesting how the government's not showing its hands on this And how when they talk about the case they talk about how the researchers who were involved in the setting up and framing of Donald Trump they said quote one email you do realize it will have to expose every trick we have in our bag to even make a week association talking about the association between Trump Tower and Russia Folks I throw it out to you again Jim we've said it before and I'm going to tell you again the next shoe to drop in this case It's not that the collusion hoax was fake We've known that forever That's not even close to breaking news The next shoe to drop is that it was all a setup by the Clinton campaign in the first place folks In other words the alleged traffic from alpha bank to Trump Tower alpha bank in Russia and the DNC hack what if the footprints left behind were footprints not left behind by Russians but by Democrats who wanted to make it look like Russians did it You think you got a scandal now Folks the emails are damning Do you realize we'll have to expose every trick we have in our bag to even make a very weak association What tricks in the bag were those researchers talking about With these alpha bank Trump connection And don't you find it odd that this DNC hack by the Russians they've been telling us about for years That even the computer companies that looked into it were not able to find an exfiltration of the data to Russia Kind of weird.
"dnc" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"So Gerald byer who's a right leaning guy I'm not particularly friendly I don't really know him that well But he noticed that there was this article up in The New Yorker Should the climate movement embrace sabotage Apparently this was an actual article up at The New Yorker Should the climate movement embrace sabotage The core of the article the court tenant was that left this should consider environmental sabotage of pipelines bombing pipelines and whatever as a reasonable means to stop energy production in the United States ladies and gentlemen this is The New Yorker So buyer put out on his Twitter feed He put this gas commentator literally calls for blowing up pipelines not a metaphor The New Yorker again he says literally platforming a terrorist Now this is nothing unusual I mean of course the left is in love with violence They have been in love with violence for a very long time But what I found unusual about this is I went down and started scrolling through the comments Folks I could not find one left this comment on this thing from a leftist That was condemning this thing outright I couldn't maybe it's there I didn't scroll through the whole thing to be fair There were quite a few comments on Gerald's tweet But the ones I scored here's just a screenshot It's taken from my phone I got it right here Of just like the top ten I saw These are leftist responses to bombings and environmental actual and not figurative not metaphoric Actual environmental terrorism that could get people killed and disrupt the entire energy industry in the United States One person commented what oil companies do to get their pipelines is terrorism Sabotaging them is self defense
"dnc" Discussed on We The People
"And so the the majority doesn't seem to see that as the touchstone. In fact rejects. That is the touchstone instead. Coming up with us amorphous test. I really think that if justice kagan's test were adopted a majority of section two cases would still fail. it's a high burden and she says it's a high burden it's not meant to get to minor disparities or mere inconveniences but for egregious laws. That are passed without the state. Having a real interest those laws should not pass and that reminds me of of a really important point aback about the totality of the circumstances. One of the italian circumstances recognized in the senate report coming out of the supreme court's decision white versus registered cases is the tenuousness of the state's justification that is as justice. Kagan explains in dissent. There are instances throughout history of laws. That look like they're neutral on their face but really intended to make it harder to register and vote approving intentional. Discrimination is really hard and so way to get at that through the back doors to ask is the state passing a law and asserting. It's interesting pests while doing it. With actual evidence that the laws necessary to to reach its goals or is tenuous. Is it just an excuse to discriminate. If that's what's going on if it's tenuous that'd be a big thumb on the scale against the law. In fact justice alito reverses that and puts the thumb on the scale favoring the state as it comes up with his tenuous excuses for passing laws that suppress the vote richest stated a really simple tests. Can you show this laws. Having a statistically significant disparate impact and justice kidding offered a similar test and both of them are saying. This is broadly what congress was trying to do in nineteen eighty two. It was rejecting an intent requirement and trying to prohibit disparate impact. And the test should be is is the impact statistically significant do you believe that's a plausible reading of the text on purpose or not. I think a statistically significant impact would be one of those factors as well. I think he he mentioned that. The size of the disparities in a rules on members of different racial or ethnic groups and so there could be sort of a burden shifting at a certain point if if a plaintiff shows that there's such a big effect like with rick's hypothetical of the three hour rule or an anti soles to the polls type of rule neutral. Just cutting back on sunday voting. What have you i think. In effect in practice. How courts would look at that. Is to shift the burden and look at what. The state justification is Because this as justification isn't always simply anti-fraud and i agree with that there's not that much robert exists in certain context more much more through mail than through a in person voting But the greater st interest is to maintain or increase the confidence of the electorate in the legitimacy of the government that the election producers or the integrity of the of the balloting. I think we can We can all agree on that And so you know. I don't think there should be a section five style test. Where every state change to an electoral law has to be run by a court or or the justice department or anyone else But i think in effect even under justice toledo's multi factor totality of the circumstances test. If you show you know a significant disparate impact. And that's going to raise some questions. What really is going on here And courts will Delve into that but but again There's a big difference between you know. You can only registered for three hours on a given workday or whatever or or no. Sunday voting versus. Were cutting back early. Voting from you know twenty five days to thirteen or were making it nine. Two seven instead of eight to six or or whatever the changes that tend to be debated with such a Acrimony of late many. Thanks for that Rick could congress overturn this brnovich decision through new statute if the votes were there which we know from Grant reality is not the case or is there language in the opinion suggesting that a race conscious voting rights act might itself be unconstitutional. That's a great question. Just i start by saying that. I was heartened to hear some ilias said about how he reads the supreme court's opinion. But i'm much more in terms of what would violate section two but i'm much. I'm much more pessimistic. That this is what the court actually meant. So now we're not debating what section two means. we're debating what the court meant berkovitch and. I sure hope that elliot's right and i'm wrong on this point but i'm not confident of that. Could congress revise the voting rights. Act to adopt justice kagan's descent. And i think the answer. That question is i politically. It would be very difficult. Even though in two thousand six congress passed a renewed and strengthened voting rights act by vote of ninety eight zero in the united states. Senate time to change and this has now become a much more politically polarized issue where very few republican members of congress are supporting a revised voting rights. Act at all Much less one. That would change the brnovich decision. So i think politically this huge question whether something could pass. But let's suppose that could pass. Would the supreme court finds it to be unconstitutional. There is language in the opinion. It's on page twenty five of the slip opinion which you can find on the supreme court's website where a Twenty twenty five in the majority opinion where justice alito is talking about The standard that justice kagan has adopted this disparate impact standard and he suggests that such a standard would be a he calls it a a radical test and he says i'm going to get the exact language for you here in the opinion. He says that That it would that. The justice kagan's alternative would quote deprive the states of their authority to establish non discriminatory voting rules. And so i think if congress adopted a just impact test like justice kagan suggests that a court could do a kind of shelby county to you're depriving states of their sovereignty. Here not equal sovereignty. Because it's not singling out states the coverage formula but you're depriving states have their sovereignty upsetting the federal balance. Which makes me think that one way to try to insulate a revised section to from a constitutional challenge might be for the court to apply this new section to only two federal elections because congress has broader powers under federal elections article one section of the constitution congress has the power to make our alter the laws for federal elections set by the states whereas the power to regulate elections generally to race. Discrimination comes from enforcement of the fourteenth fifteenth amendments fourteen minutes equal protection clause fifteenth. Amendment's prohibition on discrimination of the basis of race so I think You know it's not clear..
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"I find it a complicated case to teach because i have to go back and look at the factors but i'm not gonna read them to her to remind myself and under jingles plaintiffs have to show three preconditions before they can raise a vote dilution clam under section two. I the racial language minority group is sufficiently large geographically compact constitute a majority in a single member district. Second group is politically cohesive meaning. Its members tend to vote simile and third. The majority vote sufficiently as a block to enable it usually to defeat the minorities preferred candidates if those three preconditions are met then the plaintiffs have to show using factors that the senate noted in passing the nineteen eighty two amendments that under the totality of the circumstances a redistricting plan diminishes the ability of the minority group to elect representatives of their choice. And then there are these nine senate factors some of which is the justice. Alito noted are irrelevant to vote in claims that don't involve delusion and others aren't but they include the history of official discrimination in the jurisdiction that affects the right to vote. The degree to which voting is racially polarized and the extent to which minorities are discriminated against in socio economic areas such as education employment and health. Rick to what degree are these senate factors which was obviously part of the debate over the nineteen. Eighty two amendments relevant to deciding cases that don't involve vote dilution which was the senate's focus but instead other fine kinds of restriction on the right to vote and to what degree does does this legislative history impact your view that justice kagan rather than the majority the right so one thing i think to start is that the threshold factors jingles ones. You mentioned about racially polarized voting and the majority usually being able to the minorities pertains. Those everyone agrees. Don't have direct application to vote denial cases where you make it harder to register to vote tally. The circumstances do seem to be relevant. And in fact if you look at every court decision since that before urge that had tried to figure out what section to means on the votes in case they did look at those to tell you. The circumstances factors in the lower courts developed a number of tests all of which were rejected by the majority in favor of these ad hoc standards that the court came up with so just to give you an example of how at hop this is justice alito talks about the practice in nineteen eighty two as the standard it has to be more than the usual burdens of voting as understood in nineteen eighty two. Why does that become the standard. Did congress think that the wall was going to just stop evolving and the voting practices weren't going to change after ninety eight ninety two. There's nothing to suggest that or to take another factor. The strength of the state's interest underlying the practice justice alito in multiple points in the opinion talks about the specter of voter fraud as though it is a major problem in the united states. And we know that it is a minor problem. In the united states the arizona had no instances of fraud connected to these practices. And so the upshot is under justice alito test plaintiffs have a very high burden they have to show that something is more than the usual burdens voting more than usual burdens voting as compared to what the low was nineteen ninety-two when early voting absentee voting and was rare and voter registration was onerous and they have to show as a whole that there is not equal opportunity voting and the state doesn't have to come forward with any evidence that it's laws actually necessary to support its interests it can just a servant interest in voter fraud on the very same day that the supreme court decided the brnovich case it the case called americans for prosperity foundation versus bonte and in that case it was totally flipped. The state has to come forward with lots. And lots of evidence that it's disclosure law is required to enforce it's important law enforcement interests but plaintiff's don't have to come forward with any evidence of a chill to support their claim that the the law is violating the first amendment rights. And what explains the difference in these two cases. Why does the state get a pass in one case and not the other. It's the conservative ideology of the justices on the supreme court. This no way to understand this but as a naked power grab by the supreme court. As i said. I'm still angry a week. After the decision as we're recording this. I just find these opinions to not reflect anything like that. So tally the circumstances test notch reflect. Anything like either. What the text of section two says or what. The legislative history requires or. How lower courts have construed the law and a good one final example. The united states court of appeals for the fifth circuit which i consider to be one of the most conservative courts in the country heard a challenge to texas is very strict voter. Id law on bunk. That is the entire fifth circuit and the fifth circuit. Found that this very strict voter. Id law violated section two then texas amended its law in response to the lawsuit eased up the burdens provided ways that voters who have difficulty getting voter. Id could still vote. And the fifth circuit upheld the law. That's what section too was meant to do. It was meant to say. In egregious cases there should be found to be a violation of section two for votes denying claims. But now after this opinion. I think that that texas voter decision would have come out the other way. And it's hard for me to imagine any car. Voting restriction violating section to congress didn't intend to pass a law that would have no effect in the vote denial content. Thank you so much for that. Your response of course and more more. Broadly i understand that you rick and others may disagree about the precise factors to be applied. But when i used to teach section two of the common wisdom was that congress was trying to create a results test which prohibits any voting law. That has a discriminatory effect regardless of whether it was motivated by discriminatory intent. Is that wrong. Congress was trying to create a results test and are we just disagreeing about exactly how to prove discriminatory results or. Is there something else. In the text legislative history that suggests exactly what kind of discriminatory results congress was trying to prohibit well there has to be a diminished commonsense filter. On what a an effect test is. And i don't i'm not you know i don't think it's the same as disparate impact and other statutes but regardless in voting there are kind of what justice stevens in the crawford case involving voter. Id called the usual burdens of voting. So you have to go somewhere. You have to register now. We've made it a lot easier with more widespread. No excuse absentee or mailed ballots but there are certain burns. You don't have a constitutional right to For the government to infer how you want to vote by your brainwaves or to To texture vote in or or or click on a website or or whatever the easiest technological way conceivable could be at any given time and so Things like you have to vote during certain hours or you know you wanna consolidate early voting days or whatever those kinds of time. Place manner Rules are fine. Soles to the polls would be problematic. Probably because it's it's widespread seen that You know that's a It looks Facially neutral but there'd be a pretext of trying to reduce racial minority voting or something like that but in the general circumstance. I think it's patronizing to say that You know whites are better than racial minorities at figuring out where to vote or how to get voter. Id and so the rules and we've seen this litigation again and again is for voter ideas. You can require it. Most people supported overwhelmingly including democrats including members of racial minorities. You know progressive elites don't but they're the only ones and as long as states don't make it overly hard to get the actual. Id that will survive and similarly with you know other sorts of commonplace A rules that states have great leeway to put in so long as again. It's not just you know doesn't fail. The constitutional smell tests that. Come on this as a pretext for going after. A you know some disfavored group. Rick justice kagan says i'm not talking about small impacts minimus requirements and. She also says a section to doesn't demand equal outcomes of members of different races at the same opportunity to vote but go to the ballot at different rates. That's their preference. But she says if a law produces different voting opportunities across races. If it establishes rules and conditions of political participation that are less favourable or advantageous for one racial group than for others then section. Two accent it applies in short whenever the law makes it harder for citizens of one race then of others to cast a vote. I think you believe that. That's supported by the text in history of section to tell us why well i'm looking at the opinion. And as part in the dissent from justice kagan where she talked about justice scalia who was not always a friend the voting rights act where he said that he wrote in a case called chisholm versus romer..
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"They were designed to overturn the supreme court's nineteen eighty decision in the mobile case. Which said that you had to prove discriminatory intent in order to establish the section to violation instead. Congress wanted to say that laws that had a discriminatory impact could violate section two. They borrowed that language from a case called white versus register that language about not being equally open to other members of the electorate to participate but it's hotly contested by what the words mean and whether they suggested any practices that have discriminatory impact can be challenged or something short of that. So i've read the language and a bit of the background. Please tell us recap on. What was the background. And what was congress. Try to achieve when the past those words right so i think we want to start with nine hundred sixty five voting rights act. That's when the act. I passed and one of the major provisions of the act was what's come to be known as pre clearance section five of the act and i think it's important to understand this backdrop before go forward to talking about where we are today so Among the most important provision. Was this idea that if a jurisdiction had a of racial discrimination voting it couldn't make a change to its voting rules without getting federal approval from either a three judge court in washington. Dc the department of justice in order to get approval the jurisdiction will have to show that the change in law that they wanted to make wouldn't make protected minority voters worse off. This is sometimes referred to as the retrogression principal and the reason that congress had put that in the nineteen sixty five voting rights. Act is That the justice would go down in the southern states for engage in racially discriminatory voting practices like poll taxes literacy tests or or whatever they'd win their case and then the You get the jurisdiction. Just enacting new restriction after the oj. Left and so this idea was we could prevent backsliding by putting the onus on these jurisdictions to make their get approval before they make any of their changes and so that helped it was prevented backsliding. But it didn't help enough. And so for example if jurisdiction had a rule that was discriminatory spin on the books. For a long time. It wouldn't be making a change and so wouldn't be subject to clearance. So let's talk about city of mobile versus bolden in new orleans louisiana They were electing representatives for of city and the representatives some of them were elected at large. So everyone in the city. Gotcha vote and imagine a city that is sixty percent white and forty percent african american and all the whites for one set of candidates. All the african americans prefer another set of candidates in that kind of system. If there's racially polarized voting were whites for one set of candidates african-american for others and you vote large. Everyone gets to vote than whites. Control the entire city council and so does it violate section. Two of the voting rights. Act a different part of the voting rights act to not require the creation of district so minardi voters can have a chance to elect representatives of their choice and some supreme court decisions before the nineteen eighty city of mobile versus both in case including white versus register. Which you mentioned said. Yeah it could be a violation if you look at a bunch of different factors company to tally the circumstances it could be discriminatory but in city of mobile versus bowls. The court said we read section to the voting rights. Act has not reaching this question that it only would make At large voting illegal if a jurisdiction adopted with the intent of discriminate against minority voters and in nineteen eighty two in responsive mobile versus bolden congress in dialogue with the supreme court said. No you've got section to wrong. It's enough to prove a discriminatory effect not just discriminatory intent right and so with thornburgh versus jingles. In interpreting the revised section two of the voting rights act said in nineteen eighty. Six was if you could meet certain requirements which we don't have to get into here then you could force jurisdiction to draw districts in which minority voters would have a chance to elect representatives of their choice and this was caused a dramatic change in representation. We we now. Have many more african american preferred candidates for state local and federal office. And so it was remarkably successful in achieving that and so section to said in its revised form nineteen two. It's enough to prove results or troy effect. And so what was an issue in berkovitch as we get up to there is what does it mean to have. A discriminatory effect in the context of not not vote dilution case case but vote denial case and so the question for example. Suppose that african american voters use a particular method of voting more commonly van another method. So let's talk about the in some places. African american voters do sunday drives to get people to vote right after church soles to the polls. And let's say that a jurisdiction knowing that african american voters voted high numbers on sundays and they tend to vote for democrats. Let's say that a republican legislature passes a law that says no more sunday voting. The question would be. Is that a violation of section two. And my answer before. Berkovitch was shortly. Yes and my answer after pitches almost certainly know your richest went through a lot of helpful. History like you to review the same history and we heard rick tell us that in the white versus register case which was nineteen seventy-three. The court said that vote dilution plaintiffs had to show that the political processes leading to nomination and election were not equally open to participation by the group in question dash that its members had less opportunity than did other residents in the district to participate in the political process and to elect legislators of their choice. We heard excited in the mobile case. The court said you had to prove discriminatory intent and we heard him say that congress wanted to reverse that requirement in section two of the amended voting rights act and resurrected the white versus registered test. Does that mean that all practices that had discriminatory effects could be challenged or did congress in the eighty. Two amendments intend to allow something less than that. The short answer is no. And that's why. I'll just take up the part where i wanna clarify or correct Depending how you see something that rick said and that's that the The eventual legislation that congress passed the section to amendment did not simply say discriminatory effect or is now we might say more often. Disparate impact. that's not what it said. I would that that that kind of Understanding met with stiff resistance In the senate and there was compromised language to require consideration of the tally. the circumstances. and that You know the equally open language that that you just read in which Justice alito started his majority opinion in the brnovich case With and that requires a consideration. As i said of the totality of the circumstances. It's not you know i. I don't know whether an anti soles to the polls sunday voting. That's a thinly veiled to to stop african-american post church vote goers. I don't know whether that would survive or not but the the idea is You look at whether you know the factors. I don't know whether you want to jeff get into a a lido's actual majority opinion here but the point is that minute are not statistically significant disparities Don't don't make a particular rule suspect you have to look at How the state Sets out rules altogether There's not a clear time place or manner You know guideline here but it's not merely importing the section five anti retrogression test or the the redistricting vote dilution tests under section. Two here. it's much more of a you know you don't have to prove intent But you do have to have something more than Some you know meer minor a disparate impact altogether. And that's that's you know goes to the difference between the analysis of the majority and the and the descent burn of each. Thank you for that rick. Let's just stay with what congress intended and debated in nineteen eighty two. There's language forswearing any.